The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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Competition - The World at your Feet

Can you remember the times in your life when you have felt as though you had the world at your feet?

Maybe you were graduating, going travelling, getting married or starting a new chapter in your life in some other way?

There are many ways that this theme may be interpreted. It can be a time that was full of possibility, of potential; a magnificent view from a high place with the world spread out at your feet, so either quite literally or figuratively.

It could also be an invitation to stop and see the world at your feet, to look down and see the ground from a different angle, capture the stories that the ground will tell. A chance to maybe engage in macro photography, images of minutiae showing details that are usually not noticed as we walk around in our busy daily lives.

For this competition, we invite you to capture moments of euphoria, to share those moments that have made you feel as though you, or someone else, had the ‘World at your feet’. We would like to see your creative interpretations of this theme: literal, figurative or metaphorical.

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Your Country and Mine

Our ‘My Country’ themed exhibition is now on its way to its second stop along this tour.

If you’re in the area, come along to Q4, Quorum Business Park in Newcastle from Saturday 12th until Wednesday 16th January, open each day from 10am to 3pm.

For this theme, photographers from around the World have captured images that, for them, show the essence of their Country.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition!


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What a Performance!

Our Performance theme exhibition is heading out on tour this quarter.

Come along to St James’s House, 7 Charlotte Street in Manchester from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th January, open each day from 10am to 3pm.

Performance shots capture the essence of an event, documenting it, recording it and memorializing it for future reference. And when done well, the photographs themselves can become a work of art in their own right.

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • My Country
  • Woking - St Andrews House, Woking
  • 19 January 2019 - 23 January 2019
  • Performance
  • Manchester - St James's House, Manchester
  • 23 January 2019 - 27 January 2019